Overnight co-leader Whee Kim bobbed and weaved to a 3-under-par 31-37=68 in the third round of the Barbasol Championship to post 12-under 201, one shot back of 54-hole co-leaders Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes.
Kim shared the 36-hole lead at 9-under with Mark Hensby, leading by one over Emiliano Grillo, Charlie Beljan and Sam Saunders. On his outward half, he was more than up to the task, penciling birdies at Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 7 to turn 4-under. After the break however, the 23-year-old began to leak oil, squaring bogeys at 11 and 12. He bounced back with circles on 13 and 14 to keep the pace, only to drop another shot at the 15th. Two of his three squares on his inward nine came the result of three-putts, including from 35'7" at the par-3 12th. In total, Kim striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation, registering 1.750 putts per GIR. The Web.com Tour grad has one top 10 (T8, Zurich Classic of New Orleans) on 18 starts in his rookie season.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 07:49:00 PM